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Old 10-13-2008, 04:17 PM   #11
 
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well I just got home from school and I checked on her and her gills were acting normally and she wasnt floating at the top.
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:31 PM   #12
 
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She is getting worse now . she cant control her movements shes just sinking and her gills are still acting wierd whe is flipping around and all this wierd stuff. Ive been told to add some aquarium salt. would untreated seasalt work?
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:43 PM   #13
 
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Salt and calcium silicate is in it.
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:21 AM   #14
 
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I don't think the salt would help much. I agree with Cody - the fish is likely suffering from ammonia poisoning from being in an uncycled tank. You need to know those water parameters. If you don't have the kit yet, I suggest taking a sample of water to the LFS and have them test it for you. Make sure they give you exact numbers for pH, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate. Before you leave for the store, I would do maybe a 40% water change on the tank. You could take them samples of water from before and after the water change just to be extra careful.

In the future, you always want to cycle your aquarium before adding fish to prevent the fish from suffering from ammonia poisoning as you're witnessing now.
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